Wendell R. Plucker

August 13, 1947 - December 2, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m
Service: Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Canton United Methodist Church

Wendell argusCanton.  Wendell R. Plucker, 70, passed away unexpectedly after a short battle with cancer, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home in Canton.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Canton United Methodist Church.  A private family burial will precede the service.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Wendell was born August 13, 1947 in Viborg, SD to Wessel and Kate (Schriever) Plucker.  He attended Davis Grade School, Sunnyside Country School and Lennox High School before graduating from Canton High School in 1965.

Wendell was united in marriage to Donna Ingebretson March 7, 1969 in Canton.  They made their home in Canton where they raised their three children.   Wendell worked at Canton Concrete and Tile for 27 years and was proud to be one of the “Dirty Dozen”.  He then helped farm, built cabinets, worked at Adams Thermal for 7 years and at Framer’s Supply for 2 years before retiring.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting deer, pheasants and coons with his loved hunting dogs.   Wendell especially loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s school sporting events and activities.  He was an avid reader of Louie Lamore’s westerns.  Wendell owned various motorcycles for 48 years.  He and Cookie loved taking trips and traveling on his Gold Wing.

Those grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 48 years, Donna “Cookie”; 3 children- Sherry Iverson, Risty (Mike) Maddox, and Wendell, Jr. (Melissa), all of Sioux Falls; 4 grandchildren- Victoria Iverson, Johnathon Iverson, Allison Plucker, and Peyton Plucker; 2 brothers- Odell and Alan, both of Canton; one sister, Kathy Geiman, Canton; sister-in-law, Karen Plucker, brother-in-law, Dean Johnson; and many other extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Elroy, and 3 sisters- Karen, Audrey, and Ardyce.


12 condolences have been left

  1. Our prayers are with your family at this time. May God’s peace dwell in your hearts. Sincerely, Stan and Barb Brower

  2. Cook and family,

    We are sadden by Wendell’s passing. The kids will miss their daily conversations with him when the weather turns nice again!.
    Please know you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let us know.


  3. Cookie and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that the good Lord will hold you and your family during this rough time in life. I pray that you can find some peace of mind to help you through the holidays. In Jesus name I pray. AMEN

  4. Cook, I’m so sorry to hear that Wendell has passed away. You have my deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed in the motorcycle world. I loved his great since of humor.

  5. Cook & family – So sorry for your loss & you are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Wendell could make me laugh when I was five and he was still doing it 25 years later at our wedding. At some point you’ll be comforted knowing how much he was loved & is fondly remembered.

  6. I am just so very sorry for your family’s loss. Wendell was such a cherished member of his family and he will be dearly missed. The Plucker family will stay in our prayers.

  7. So sorry to hear of Wendell’s passing.Cook you and the kids have my deepest sympathyThere are so many memories that it’s hard to pick just one but Wendell always knew when to make you laugh. Whenever I think of him I always have a smile. He was a good friend and always said hi to me.

  8. Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Wendell was my friend for many many years and I loved him very much. His personality was the greatest thing about him, always honest and very funny. I will forever miss him. Rest in peace my friend.
    All my love
    Kathy (Bell) Ringgenberg

  9. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family I’m very sorry to hear about this

  10. My heart goes out to you Cook and the family and friends! He was a great guy and will be truly missed!!